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Parque Provincial Ischigualasto

San Agustin del Valle Fertil 5400, Argentina
+54 9 264 460-8900
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you cant miss it

spectacular landscape. many geoforms and good guide explanations. avoid doing it in the summer at... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2017
Quilmes, Argentina
The park is very impressive!

We went to the park with a bus tour (450 pesos) and the entrance was 250 pesos (100 for national... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2017
François V
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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Ischigualasto Provincial Park, also called Valle de la Luna ("Valley of the Moon" or "Moon Valley"), due to its otherworldly appearance, is a provincial protected area in the north-east of San Juan Province, north-western Argentina, limiting to the north with the Talampaya National Park, in La Rioja Province. Both areas belong to the same geological formation, the Ischigualasto Formation (sometimes Ischigualasto-Talampaya Formation) Established on 3 November 1971, the park has an area of 60,370 ha (603.7 km2; 233.1 sq mi) In 2000 UNESCO included Ischigualasto and Talampaya National Park among its World Heritage Sites.
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San Agustin del Valle Fertil 5400, Argentina
+54 9 264 460-8900
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

spectacular landscape. many geoforms and good guide explanations. avoid doing it in the summer at midday as it can be very hot

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Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

We went to the park with a bus tour (450 pesos) and the entrance was 250 pesos (100 for national students). The guy owning the bus company also owns Ischigualasto Hostel. He only speaks Spanish though. He will drive you around in the park for...More

Thank François V
Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

A surrealistic experience. Walking on the moon with normal gravity and no spacesuite. Tremendeously hot weather but absolutlely a once in a lifetime experience I would say. I think there is no other space in the world with this view.

Thank tasebase
Reviewed December 5, 2016

Our group was initially disappointed that we would not be exploring the park entirely on foot, but it is so large that in order to appreciate the landscapes and see as much of it as possible, tour by bus is necessary. I thought we had...More

Thank Allie K
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

We loved this park absolutely spectacular we spent the day and suggest you do not combine it with Talampaya on the same day but spend a day in each park.

Thank Lucianissima
Reviewed September 28, 2016

To visit in my home country, Argentina, geological structures of this beauty and magniture makes all of us to be thankful for Mother Earth's gift.

Thank Maria Inés Joaq... P
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Bear in mind that there's no direct bus from major city of Argentina to the park unless you take a transit from San Juan to San Agustin de Valle Fertil. There are only a limit of buses in a day so it's best to check...More

2  Thank Seahorse_Rider
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Ischigualasto Provincial Park is located 273 kilometers away from the capital of San Juan. It is better known as Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) . its beautiful and special place to visit it’s like standing on the moon . I Loved the...More

Thank Naif85
Reviewed June 20, 2016

Enjoyed an interesting tour, they take you back in time through the rock formations. There is a night tour which I would not recommend if there is not a full moon especially since you will be seeing the same thing during the day and the...More

1  Thank KarinEmma
Reviewed May 20, 2016

We had hoped to hire a car in San Juan to get ourselves here, but it proved impossible as we were there at the weekend. Instead we took a bus to San Agustín de Valle Fertil, and our hotel managed to arrange a driver to...More

2  Thank Thelastdodo2
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February 29, 2016|
Response from Guido K |
Hi moonlyw, I don't have an answer but I am wondering how you did it in the end? I am heading to San Juan with the same questions. Thanks
January 31, 2016|
Response from D P | Reviewed this property |
You book and pay for it at the information centre at Ischigualasto when you arrive there. Would strongly advise that you get to the information centre by 8-8.30am in order to get out on the first trip as it can get busy... More